Kindhearted Woman Saves 100 Dogs From Being Eaten During Controversial Festival
Yang Xiaoyun, a retired school teacher from Tianjin, China, traveled 1,500 miles from his home in the city of Yulin, to save scores of dogs from being killed and eaten during the Dog Meat Festival. Shared internet portal Netease Chinese show 65-year-old woman walking through a market in which the dogs are kept in cages and payments for different amounts of money for their release . Reports say he ended up paying 7,000 yuan ($ 1,000) to save 100 dogs.
It is estimated that around 10,000 dogs were killed and sold as meat during Yulin Dog Meat Festival, an event meant to ring in the summer solstice by promoting the consumption of dog meat. Started in 2010, the dog food festival is gaining in popularity, despite the cultural attitudes toward eating cats and dogs the change for the better in China and throughout Asia. This year, the Yulin caused international outcry, with animal rights organizations, celebrities and millions of individuals worldwide who speak against the display of cruelty and appeal to local governments to ban the festival.
As recent efforts Yang Xiaoyun was not enough of a testament to his love for animals, it is revealed that his home in Tianjin is also a shelter for abandoned dogs and cats. Called "Common Home for Stray Animals", Yang's home area of around 1,500 dogs and over 200 cats. He can only afford to feed them steamed corn bread twice a day, and rely on volunteers and donations to function, but he always manages to make ends meat end. They also dedicated steward of medical assistance to animals in need of it.
Chinese media reports that the recently rescued 100 dogs were making return trips Tianjin Yang Xiaoyun, to join him shelter.
Yang Xiaoyun is one of the few kind souls have taken it upon themselves to help stray animals in China. In the past, we reported about other kindhearted people, like Ha Wenjin, a woman who takes care of the thousands of dogs and cats, Lola Bai, who hasspent the last 15 years of his life caring the stray canines and felines, or Wang Yanfang getting feeds and tends to more than 1,300 dogs per day. It is people like these that will help restore your faith in humanity.